CES Opens Doors to Consumers

Posted Thu Oct 21, 2010 at 11:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

You can get in for the last day of the show, but you'll need a CEA membership to get past the door.

CES is the biggest electronics event of the year. It's where we see the debut of new televisions, speakers, Blu-ray players and get sneak peeks at the latest innovations. It's also relatively exclusive. To get in, you have to work in the industry or be a member of the press. At least, that's been true up until now.

The CEA announced today that it will be accepting regular consumers as members starting on November 9th. Consumers that register will be referred to as Consumer Technology Enthusiasts, or CTEs. Along with the benefits of beta testing new products and getting insider information on the industry, the first 1,000 CTEs will be able to attend CES in Las Vegas this January.

There's no word on pricing for CEA membership yet – all that will be revealed in November – but tech savvy consumers and enthusiasts will certainly want to check out what the show has to offer. Plus, it's a nice excuse for a little time in Vegas.

Source: TWICE

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